Skip to comments.Libyans storm militia in backlash of attack on US
Posted on 09/21/2012 8:50:24 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
...Residents of another main eastern city, Darna, have also begun to stand up against Ansar al-Shariah and other militias.
The anti-militia fervor in Darna is notable because the city, in the mountains along the Mediterranean coast north of Benghazi, has long had a reputation as a stronghold for Islamic extremists. During the Gadhafi era, it was the hotbed of a deadly Islamist insurgency against his regime. A significant number of the Libyan jihadists who travelled to Afghanistan and Iraq during recent wars came from Darna. During the revolt against him last year, Gadhafi's regime warned that Darna would declare itself an Islamic Emirate and ally itself with al-Qaida.
But now, the residents are lashing out against Ansar al-Shariah, the main Islamic extremist group in the city.
Leaders of tribes, which are the strongest social force in eastern Libya, have come forward to demand that the militias disband. Tribal leaders in Benghazi and Darna announced this week that members of their tribes who are militiamen will no longer have their protection in the face of anti-militia protests. That means the tribe will not avenge them if they are killed.
Militiamen have been blamed for a range of violence in Darna. On the same day Stevens killed in Benghazi, a number of elderly Catholic nuns and a priest who have lived in Darna for decades providing free medical services, were attacked, reportedly beaten or stabbed. There have been 32 killings over the past few months, including the city security chief and assassinations of former officers from Gadhafi's military.
Officials in the interim government and security forces say they are not strong enough to crack down on the militias. The armed factions have refused government calls for them to join the regular army and police.
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Every individual of “peaceful Islam” should return to Christianity and Judaism understanding the pretense of Islam never transcended the blade by which it survived and flourished.
If Obama and Hillary are correct, the “Anti-Movie” crowd (the “crowd” that Obama and Hillary said killed our Ambassador), just got attacked by what must be known as the “Pro-Movie” crowd. Goes to show you how F_CKED UP this Administration’s foreign policy must be.
Smells to me like the CIA is backing these (honest) Libyans. Also wouldn’t surprise me if there wasn’t some special forces involved. Bambie had better get a lid on this mess quickly.
Here is backup to all you have told us.
I don’t know anything about this “Ameristroika” site but the info is valid. The Libyan youth immediately turned to google for support.
Clinton and Libyan Youth Share Views on Libyas New Era
Tunisian, Libyan, and Egyptian Youth Leaders Participate in U.S. Department of State Exchange Program on Media Literacy
Thank You. Will have a look. Prayers for you and yours FRiend.
Interestingly enough Libyan youth movement representatives were here in the states for this Dept of State. exchange program just a few weeks ago and returned to Libya just in time for this “spontaneous” uprising.
Wonder how far into the depths one would have to follow this lead to find out the names?
I did notice another link at the bottom of the page. Have you followed that link yet? I backed off, for the moment, just to ask.
I know combat_boots shares my general suspicions when it comes to these national youth movements.
from the second link only Clinton?
Its just a link to the state department youth programs. Actually some interesting stuff there as well.
When needing some information, there are those here (Thank God) who have it.
It was a group called Youth Movement that laid out the “Together we thrive” t-shirts at the Gabby Giffords memorial campaign event a few days after her shooting.
The first link (imho) suggests the founder of goggle is being utilized again. He (the founder/owner of goggle) was shoved aside in Egypt. Another ruse perhaps? Dang am I too suspicious of this could have been a plant planted in Egypt?
Yes, indeedy, I share your perceptions and these movements.
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